Quarterly PAYstats pay and labour market statistics April 2018

April's PAYstats is a quarterly edition containing a summary of what's happening in terms of inflation, employment, earnings and pay settlements, alongside the usual pay and labour statistics.

Quarterly PAYstats pay and labour market statistics April 2018

Latest pay and labour statistics:

  • The Consumer Prices Index (CPI) 12-month rate was 2.5 per cent in March 2018, down from 2.7 per cent in February 2018;
  • The employment rate (the proportion of people aged from 16 to 64 years who were in work) was 75.4 per cent, higher than for a year earlier (74.6 per cent) and the highest since comparable records began in 1971;
  • Total average earnings increased by 2.9 per cent including bonuses and increased by 2.3 per cent excluding bonuses in the 12 months up to November 2017; and,
  • The National Minimum Wage rate increased this April by:
    • People aged 25 and older - £7.50 to £7.83
    • People aged 21 to 24 - £7.05 to £7.38
    • People aged 18 to 20 - £5.60 to £5.90
    • People aged under 18 - £4.05 to £4.29
    • Apprentices - £3.50 to £3.70

As well as a useful reference guide covering all the current rates for:

  • Living Wage
  • Statutory, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay
  • Statutory Sick Pay
  • Statutory Redundancy Pay
  • Working Time
PDF icon Quarterly PAYstats pay and labour market statistics April 2018